Larrupin

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Fresh Tomato Grilled Cheese

A friend has a garden full of tomatoes and I’ve been lucky enough to get some of the overflow.

I came across a recipe for grilled cheese and fresh tomatoes and my mouth started watering.

I can’t find the original inspiration recipe—I thought I pinned it, but alas, I couldn’t find it—but I remember it called for sharp cheddar.

Here’s what mine looks like.

 

Janz Larrupin Good Grilled Cheese and Fresh Tomato Sandwich

  • 100% whole wheat bread
  • Soft butter
  • Spicy brown mustard
  • Sharp cheddar cheese
  • Garden fresh tomato
  • Olive oil

Smear butter on the outsides of two pieces of bread.
On the insides, on both slices of bread, spread mustard and top it with cheese.
One side add a layer of sliced tomato and close the sandwich.
In a med/low hot iron skillet pour a plop of olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan, then slide your sandwich in.
Brown on each side leaving it long enough to melt the cheese into the tomato so it will all hold together. Put a lid on the pan if the bread is browning faster than the cheese is melting. Cheddar has a higher melting point than some of the softer cheeses so start with lower heat and be patient.

I let my pan get too hot before I put the sandwich in and the cheese didn’t melt as much as I would have liked (even with a lid), but the flavors were still all there. It was sooooo good.

There are so many options for this.

Bacon.

Avocado.

Dill pickles.

Crustier bread and balsamic vinegar.

If you have some fresh tomatoes how would you put your grilled cheese tomato sandwich together?

Anyway you like it, it’s larrupin!

 

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July 27, 2012 - Posted by | Sandwich | , , ,

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